By Melissa Houghton
KEY PREMIERES: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Report, The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?
PERSONAL NOTES: Day Two Rewind – Daily recap video. Link courtesy of Sundance.
Day Three Recap – I watched The Lodge with Press and Industry after my shift. It’s the most efficient way for me to catch films. P&I screenings are a great way to line up for 10 minutes then walk into the theatre. I’m digging this perk and will likely stick with it, unless, it’s necessary to line up for a public screening. Traffic in Park City is bumper to bumper, and it took an hour to get back to my base. I may go to the midnight screening of Wounds with Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson, but much-needed sleep is also an option. Many Sundancers are in the same boat as I am, nobody can remember what day it is.
Until tomorrow, M.
Childhood memories of sitting with hushed audiences in dark theatres – before, during and sometimes after a shocking conclusion, shaped Melissa’s love of movies. Her passion for film spans many genres and go-to’s are Indies, Sci-fi and Costume dramas. An image of Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Ladyexplains her life-long love of hats. Melissa works in marketing by day. She feels the arts saved her life and is a devoted year-round and festival volunteer for several arts and cultural organizations. She’s been a Toronto International Film Festival volunteer since 2003. Melissa recently fulfilled a wish to join the Sundance Film Festival volunteer roster and has a desire to meet Robert Redford. Melissa will be returning to Sundance for her fifth straight year in 2019. During this Sundance working-vacation, Melissa volunteers on the Artist Relations Box Office team as Box Office Associate. Melissa’s desert island picks are Alien, The Godfather, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Miss Sunshine and My Fair Lady. Melissa’s focus will be independent films. By the way, she has not met Robert Redford, yet.